<![CDATA[NBC 7 San Diego - Tech News]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/tech http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/KNSD+RSS+Feed+logo+blue.png NBC 7 San Diego http://www.nbcsandiego.com en-us Thu, 20 Nov 2014 19:00:10 -0800 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 19:00:10 -0800 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Canceling Apps Like Uber Not Easy]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 18:32:08 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/453253488.jpg
Online apps make it very easy to cancel while they store your credit card and other personal information.

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<![CDATA[FB Shuttle Drivers “Like” Union Bid]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:24:33 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/fb16.jpg
Shuttle bus drivers who take Facebook employees to and from Silicon Valley overwhelmingly gave the "thumbs up" to forming a union on Wednesday, after they had complained publicly for months about their low pay...

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<![CDATA[Get Ready to Send Messages to Other Cars]]> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 09:02:56 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/160*120/googlecar.jpg
Google wants developers to create apps for its new Android Auto, according to reports.

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<![CDATA[Google "Trekkers" Maps Hiking Trail]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 05:23:54 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/1118-2014-GoogleTrekker1.jpg
Google "trekkers" are helping you map out your next hiking trip and get a feel for being on the trail. The backpack-type trekker carries 15 cameras and records the hiker's every move with the same technology...

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<![CDATA[Uber Butts Heads With Journalists]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 18:40:54 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Uber-X-Generic.jpg
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick apologized Tuesday for one of his executive's suggestions that critics in the media should be subjected to a smear campaign -- however, another reporter said that she was warned by Uber...

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<![CDATA[WATCH: Tony Hawk Rides Hoverboard]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 05:28:20 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Screen+Shot+2014-11-17+at+3.26.35+PM.png
The pro skateboarder tested the $10,000 prototype Hendo Hoverboard after husband and wife Greg and Jill Henderson launched a Kickstarter to fund it.
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<![CDATA[Website Exploits Passwords to Get Peek Inside Private Lives]]> Fri, 14 Nov 2014 07:52:19 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/220*120/11-13-14_Surveillance-Hacking-Passwords.JPG
A new website has taken advantage of a weakness in many home security systems to take a peek inside people's private lives.]]>
<![CDATA[Pilot Apps Vulnerable to Hacking: Study]]> Wed, 12 Nov 2014 19:13:15 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/small+plane+generic1.jpg
Researchers: Common devices used by casual pilots could give hackers access to information pilot sees like location or airspace restriction.]]>
<![CDATA[Google Engineer Creates Algorithm for Happiness]]> Wed, 12 Nov 2014 07:12:54 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/172819785.jpg
Google engineer Chade-Meng Tan says he's created a three-point plan to happiness.

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<![CDATA[TED Talks in San Diego]]> Mon, 10 Nov 2014 09:28:42 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Ted-Talks-San-Diego-Robot.jpg
You may have seen Ted Talks videos go viral but now the conference has popped up in San Diego. An independent version kicked off today showcasing local companies that may change the way you think about...]]>
<![CDATA[Local Companies Showcase New Technology at TEDxSanDiego]]> Sun, 09 Nov 2014 11:14:50 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/ted+talk+robot.jpg
You may have seen TED Talk videos online, but on Saturday, an independent version of the conference arrived in San Diego. From personal robots to prosthetics, NBC 7’s Liberty Zabala shows us some of the...]]>
<![CDATA[Stanford Profs Test 'Quake Tech That Could Save Homes]]> Sun, 09 Nov 2014 17:24:00 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/215*120/Capture20.JPG
A Stanford engineering professor has developed a new technology that he thinks may earthquake-proof single-family homes.

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<![CDATA[Rocket Launch Aborted Over Boat Just Before Blast-Off]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 17:59:54 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/15011952803_64c309615d_o.jpg
The planned launch of a rocket from a NASA launchpad in Virginia was aborted at the last minute Monday night, over a possible boat nearby in the launch area. But although the mission was aborted, skygazers...

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<![CDATA[Is Photo Math App Bad News for Teachers? ]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:57:12 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/photo+math+app.JPG
An app called Photo Math boasts the ability to solve math problems with the click of a smartphone camera, prompting a new round of an old debate: how much should students use technology in the classroom? ]]>
<![CDATA[Patent for Smartphone Infrared Thermometer]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:14:01 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/sick-flu-BC9098-002.jpg
Company gets second U.S. patent to augment any smartphone with an instant, non-contact infrared thermometer.

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<![CDATA[Company Paid Workers $1.21 An Hour]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:47:49 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/1022-2014-EFI.jpg
A California based tech company has been slapped with a fine and ordered to pay thousands of dollars in back wages after a United States Department of Labor investigation revealed the company paid workers $1.21...

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<![CDATA[Court: Don't Tell Him You're Pregnant on Facebook ]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 06:37:48 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/39weekpregnancy.jpg
An Oklahoma court ruled that Facebook alone isn't enough to notify a father that his biological child is being placed up for adoption.

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<![CDATA[App Uses Facial Recognition to Return Lost Dogs]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:48:40 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/finding+rover+app.jpg
A smartphone app that aims to reunite owners with lost dogs goes a few steps beyond missing posters.

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<![CDATA[Apple Event: New iPads Announced]]> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 11:11:17 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/new-ipad-AP903945536056_0.jpg
Check out the newest products and programs tech giant Apple announced on Oct. 16, 2014.

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<![CDATA[Woman Spends 15 Hours in Ravine After Chevy Rolls 500 Feet]]> Wed, 15 Oct 2014 06:50:42 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/chopper16.jpg
A woman was rescued in dramatic fashion from the base of Mount Hamilton Tuesday morning, after her car careened about 500 feet down an embankment the day before, and she spent more than 15 hours alone,...

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<![CDATA[Uber, Lyft, and Yellow Cab Get Failing Grades from BBB]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 12:02:09 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Rideshare_lyft_generic.jpg
Uber led the pack with 43 complaints, with five each for Yellow Cab and for Lyft.]]>
<![CDATA[Report Links GoPro to Brain Injury]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 16:12:17 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/AP886669197394.jpg
GoPro shares tumbled after reports linked the sports-camera maker to the ski accident of retired Formula 1 race car driver Michael Schumacher, sparking safety questions about the use of the cameras.

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<![CDATA[Snapchat Hacked, Nude Images Put Online]]> Sat, 11 Oct 2014 06:30:32 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/4601103451.jpg
Explicit images that could be of youthful users of Snapchat have been posted online, according to reports.

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<![CDATA[Teens Develop Brain-Teaser App]]> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 05:13:56 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/216*120/impossible+rush+app.jpg
Fifteen-year-old Chicago teen, Austin Valleskey, partnered up with an Australian teen of the same age to develop a popular brain-teaser app called “Impossible Rush.” With over 500,000 downloads at its peak, the...]]>
<![CDATA[Tesla to End Speculation Over "The D"]]> Thu, 09 Oct 2014 11:12:54 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/209*120/10-09-2014-tesla-model-s-470486031.jpg
Tesla CEO Elon Musk is expected to make an announcement Thursday night that should clear up a week of speculation that put "the D" in dramatic and a bump in the electric carmaker's stock price. The electric car...

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<![CDATA[NASA Offers Chance to Fly Your Name Into Space]]> Thu, 09 Oct 2014 05:34:36 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/AP290799397921.jpg
NASA is inviting the public to send their names into orbit when the agency's Orion spacecraft launches for a test flight on Dec. 4.

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<![CDATA[New iPad Expected at Apple Event Announced for Oct. 16]]> Wed, 08 Oct 2014 13:28:46 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/apple-invite1.jpg
Apple is expected to roll out new iPads on October 16th.

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<![CDATA[Google Maps Trails in 14 California State Parks]]> Wed, 08 Oct 2014 16:55:45 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/GOOGLE-TRAIL-APP.jpg
Google is venturing into vacation territory as it unveils its Street View technology for trails in 14 California state parks.

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<![CDATA[Silicon Valley Enterpreneur Wins Nobel Prize]]> Wed, 08 Oct 2014 05:38:51 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/187*120/ShujiNakamura.JPG
Shuji Nakamura, a founder of Silicon Valley startup Soraa, won a Nobel Prize for physics.

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<![CDATA[Vizsafe Used for "Drought Shaming"]]> Mon, 06 Oct 2014 05:58:31 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/vanessa11PMwater_1200x675_338244675536.jpg
The smart phone app originally created to increase neighborhood safety is now being used to tattletale on people wasting water. NBC 7's Vanessa Herrera reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Report: Facebook Moving Into Healthcare]]> Sat, 04 Oct 2014 10:15:12 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/4654813851.jpg
Facebook may soon begin developing healthcare-oriented apps as the social network broadens its offerings. Meetings with healthcare industry types have already begun.

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<![CDATA[UC San Diego to Run Off Battery-Like System]]> Mon, 29 Sep 2014 19:54:51 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/430AT_VO_UCSD_EARTH_DAY_KNSD3TKB_1200x675_233788995596.jpg
One of the largest battery-based energy storage systems in the U.S., capable of running 2,500 homes, will soon be powering up UC San Diego.]]>
<![CDATA[Local Company to Use Drones]]> Fri, 26 Sep 2014 11:18:20 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/drone-generic-carlsbad-926.jpg
A North County company got the green light from the U.S. government to use drones to make movies. NBC 7's Omari Fleming reports from Carlsbad tonight with a look at what it all means for you.

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